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Top 10 events in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 4-10

Two opportunities to save the environment and one to commune with animals. Start the year with a hug for Mother Nature.
Raising Cane — A Sweet and Spice Event will be held Jan. 9 at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City.
Raising Cane — A Sweet and Spice Event will be held Jan. 9 at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City. [ RICHARD K RILEY | Special to the Times ]
Published Jan. 4

Raising Cane: A cane sugar-themed historical day with cane syrup making and tasting, a re-enactment of the Raid on Renault (1:30 p.m.), traditional craft demonstrations, blacksmithing, model trains, food, vendors and live entertainment. $5. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. 352-567-0262.

Beach Polo Classic: The Game of Kings returns to Florida’s Pink Palace. Watch as professional polo players run the horses in three-on-three matches on St. Pete Beach. $15 standing, $45 seated. Matches from noon-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-360-1881.

DC Young Fly: The veteran cast member of Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out performs. Masks are required. Tickets must be purchased in tables of two or four. $36. 7:45 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:15 and 10 p.m. Saturday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. 813-864-4000.

Peace Memorial Concert Series: The series of culturally enriching concerts continues with a classical performance by the Astralis Chamber Duo. Also available for livestreaming. Tickets are required to limit crowds. Call for ticket and streaming information. $15, $10 streaming. 3-4 p.m. Sunday. Peace Memorial Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. 800-479-8846. artstampabay.com.

Striking Gold: The Clearwater gallery celebrates its 50th anniversary and the opening of its newly renovated studio, with a new display of “gold”-themed works by award-winning area artists. Free. Noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Studio 1212, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-446-4566.

Kayak and On Land Clean Up: Bring a nonmotorized vessel and join the Clearwater Greenies Group to remove trash from Lake Bellevue, Ed Wright Park and Ross Norton Recreation Center. Kayaks are not required and on-foot volunteers are invited to join. Free. 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic Complex, 100 S Myrtle Ave., Clearwater. 727-562-4873.

Invasive Species Removal: Love our native plants and habitats? Join City of Clearwater volunteers to remove invasive morning glory from native mangrove habitats along Edgewater Park. Free. 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Edgewater Drive Park, 100 S Myrtle Ave., Clearwater. 727-562-4873.

Rare Alligator Exhibit: See and interact with extremely rare alligators, including albino, melanistic and piebald. $8-$12. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center, 12973 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach. 609-329-8751.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: A community-centered weekly market with vendors selling fresh produce, food items, cheeses, flowers, garden items and artwork. Precautions have been made to keep vendors and shoppers safe. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday. 3101 Beach Blvd., Gulfport. 727-453-9093. gulfporttuesdayfreshmarket.com.

Yoga in the Park: An outdoor yoga flow session held in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Meet between the Hillsborough River and the splash pad playground, under the shade of the oak trees. All levels welcome. Donations appreciated. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday. Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Boulevard, Tampa. 813-380-8235.